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Children Helping Children Charity Run

4 September 2011

02img_7250It was a remarkable sight along the coast of Lake Ontario as runners and walkers clad in the signature yellow shirts participated in charity run this past weekend.  Over 150 participants and volunteers took part in this year’s 5 km Children Helping Children Charity Run along the Mississauga Waterfront Trail in the town of Port Credit.  A scenic route that began and finished at J.C. Saddington Park followed the trail along the coast of Lake Ontario. It was the first charity run since the youth participated in Children’s Run Across Canada in the summer of 2009. Many individuals were very eager to take part in their first event with the GGSCF and it was also very exciting to see many new faces who would like to continue to volunteer with the foundation. This year we collected just over $10,000 to help sponsor less fortunate children. We would like to thank the volunteers and participants who made this event possible. Also, we would like to thank our main sponsor Scotiabank which donated $5000 to the GGSCF in support of the annual run.

As we completed the Children’s Run Across Canada many had thought that we would elect not to continue with our annual runs which have always been the marquee event for the foundation since its inception.  It was thought that the foundation would try a new direction to their annual summer event. Last year the volunteers decided not to organize a run in lieu of a children’s fun day. This year, the youth decided that we should continue with the tradition of the annual run and it was truly the right decision in retrospective. It was a young female child who participated in her first event with the foundation that captured this point. We would assume that a child participating in her first run/walk event with the foundation would be more excited to partake in the run/walk than anything else. But she was joyful, smiling, and full of excitement when she presented her collected pledges to a volunteer. She was so proud that she had collected pledges totalling over $100 that would go a long way in helping under privileged children around the world. This young girl drew the attention of the volunteer because it demonstrated “children helping children”, the main principle of our foundation. Her excitement and passion to help less fortunate children was the exact reason why we decided to continue with our annual run this summer.

Thank you to all runners and walkers who participated in this year’s annual run. Congratulations to all the winners and we hope to see you all next year!

Complete List of Winners:

 

Age Male Female
Under 9 Himit Singh Jasleen Sandhu
Under 12 Dilman Singh Maneet Kahlon
Under 15 Gursher Dhillion Pavreet Gill
Under 18 Gagan Sanghera Tanjot Gill
Under 21 Manvir Brar Komaljit Kaur
Under 25 Gurpreet Sandhu Kiran Battu
Under 30 Harjot Bains Renu Chatta
Under 50 Sukhjeevan Singh Baljeet Gill
Open Rashpal Singh

 

1st Overall Gurpreet Sandhu 19:09
2nd Overall Gagan Sanghera 20:20
3rd Overall Manvir Brar 20:25

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